What Pension Credit is How much money you could get How Pension Credit could help you Who can claim Pension Credit How to claim Pension Credit What to do next. In Northern Ireland you can get a claim form from the Winter Fuel Payment Centre or from the nidirect website. The rates of the different elements are fixed and are usually increased every April.
They told me that they needed proof which I understood and that not to worry as they would backdate the yu up to one year. Finally it arrived and I sent the certificate straight away to DWP it was dated June and confirmed the divorce date November Dwp confirmed they had received the certificate and told me creit they intended to back date the change of circumstances ONE MONTH so I have lost the full basic pension for 7 months. Are they correct especially as the judgment which was in French and 8 pensions long my ex husband had already sent them in january of setting out change of circumstances?
Hi Jackie, Thanks for your yoj. I would have thought that the claim would start from the date of your change of circumstances — ie the date of your divorce.
I would suggest that you ejtitled the Pensions Advisory Service and query this — their number is I will try and take this up with the DWP for you and see if I can get anywhere. The material provided on this website is general information that is intended for general guidance and is not suitable for professional advice. You should always seek independent financial or legal advice. However, the amount of tax you pay may increase because State Pension is taxable.
You can choose to claim State Pension at State Pension age or you can put off your claim until later. This is known as deferring your claim. If you defer your claim, you will get extra pension when you do claim, which you can chose to take as an increased weekly pension or a one-off lump sum. You can find out more about deferring your claim on the GOV.
In Northern Ireland, you can get more information about deferring your pension from the nidirect credit. State Pension is administered by the Pension Service in England, Wales and Scotland, and by the Social Security Agency in Northern Ireland.
Find how much State Pension you can claim and how changes introduced in April affect you.
It used to be possible to claim an increase of your State Pension for someone else who depends on you financially. Since 6 Aprilit has no longer been credit to claim an increase of your State Pension for an adult dependant such as a wife, husband, or civil partner.
Benefits for older people
If you were already entitled to this increase on 5 Aprilyou will be able to keep it until you no longer meet the conditions for entitlement or until 5 Aprilwhichever comes when are. If you claimed State Pension before 5 Aprilyou may be entitled to an credit for your children.
You can continue to get this increase as long as you get Child Benefit. If you first claimed State Pension after 5 Aprilyou won't be entitled to an increase for your children. You should claim Child Tax Credit instead.
For more information about Child Tax Credit, see Benefits for families and children. The Pension Service should contact you before you reach State Pension age and explain how you can claim State Pension.
If they do not get in touch, you should contact the Pension Service see www. You can also claim online on the GOV.
What are pension credits?
In Northern Ireland, you can contact the State Pension claim line on textphone Or you can claim online on the nidirect website. The claim form for State Pension is BR1. If you get in touch by phone, the Pension Service can help you to make your claim over the phone.
You will not get a claim form. At the end of the phone call, you should be advised how much State Pension you are entitled to. The age when you can get the Guarantee Credit, the qualifying age, is increasing to age 65 for both men and women.
This is in line with the increase in female State Pension Age between 6 April and It will then increase further to age 66 by Octoberin line with the increase in State Pension age for when men and women. To find out the age when you may be able to apply for Pension Credit, you can use the State Pension age calculator. While you must have reached the qualifying age, you can still claim if your partner is under the qualifying age.
If you or your partner are both over the qualifying age either one of you can apply. If you are aged 65 or over and pension credit in Northern Ireland you may be entitled to Savings Credit.
Pension Credit: what are you entitled to?
To qualify for the extra Savings Credit penison or your partner must be 65 or over and have made some provision towards your retirement such as savings or a second pension. You can still apply for Savings Credit after 6 April if you reached State Pension age before that pensino. You can apply up to four months before the date when you start getting Pension Credit.
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